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But the power unleashed through splitting atoms, known as fission, is so great that some countries see the atom bomb as the ultimate weapon.
And the secondary stage can trigger yet a third stage that contains more fission fuel.
Most neutron sources are nuclear reactors that generate neutrons through fission.
The fuel pellets to be manufactured in Richland will have chromia additions, providing a higher density and helping reduce fission gases if a reactor loses cooling.
NASA’s interest in fission resurfaced after a 2010 study that looked at options for RTG systems.
Fission reactors also can continue working in adverse weather conditions, such as Mars’ ubiquitous dust storms.
There's also the question of whether any energy source that creates waste that persists for hundreds of thousands of years, as electricity generation via nuclear fission does, ought to be thought of as renewable.
At Livermore, Teller worked on his ultimate vision, the hydrogen bomb–a product of nuclear fusion, which creates much larger bombs than nuclear fission.
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FISSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fission for English Language Learners
physics : a process in which the nucleus of a heavy atom is split apart
biology : a kind of reproduction in which a cell or body divides into two or more parts and each part grows into a whole new individual
FISSION Defined for Kids
Definition of fission for Students
medical Definition of fission
fissionverb fissioned; fissioning \ˈfish-(ə-)niŋ also ˈfizh-\
fissional\ˈfish-ən-ᵊl also ˈfizh-\ adjective
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